School news is a little thin today. Maybe it’s a good thing that one of our news flashes is about a new provider for education reporting. Read onward!
- The Union-Tribune zeroes in on an anti-bullying assembly in Escondido.
- School board members in Vista are talking about their goals and roles, the North County Times reports.
- Beth Barber at San Diego News Network opines that the schoobrary is an extravagance.
- A new study found that Los Angeles kids who are learning English have stayed in separate classes for English learners as long as eight years, even though many of them were born in the United States. The Associated Press dissects the findings and their meaning, along with the Los Angeles Times. And if you want all the gritty details, here’s the actual study.
- A columnist at the San Jose Mercury News complains that school rules are taking all the fun out of Halloween and mentions that his son is considering going as “a disenfranchised youth.”
- The Associated Press finds that the White House may have overstated the number of jobs saved by the stimulus, including school jobs.
- Another article on how closing failing schools in Chicago, a hallmark of reform efforts under now-Education Secretary Arne Duncan, didn’t seem to do anything for kids. This one is from the New York Times.
- News for education reporting nerds: The Hechinger Institute in New York City, which provides training to education reporters, is launching its own news source to fill gaps in the field.
- And Educated Reporter Linda Perlstein blogs about a new book on sloppy grading for essays on standardized tests.